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Talmud 38 – Survey Gittin (T38)


100 hours (20 weeks); in addition, 200 hours of supervised peer study.

Mercaz HaTorah, Talpiot, Jerusalem, Israel.

August 2022 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the substance and essence of the Talmudic text; apply analytical skills in Talmudic explication; explicate the literary and linguistic elements of Talmudic Aramaic; follow the dynamics of Talmudic argumentation leading to Halachic conclusions and resolutions; and utilize Rashi's commentary to render the text intelligible.


Students read and study tractate Gittin employing the commentary of Rashi. Instruction and peer study involve aspects of the law pertaining to torts and damages. NOTE: This tractate is studied by all students in a given semester. While the scope of instruction is the same, the breadth of study depends upon what year of study the student is in.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Judaic Studies, Jurisprudence, Law, Jewish Law, Talmud, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (4/23).